Learning the unforced rhythms of grace


Waiting in the dark


Consider . . .

"Let the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on their God. But now, all you who light fires and provide yourselves with flaming torches, go, walk in the light of your fires and of the torches you have set ablaze. This is what you shall receive from my hand: You will lie down in torment (or sorrow)." Isaiah 50:10-11

What is going on in your life today that you feel tempted to light your own torch and find your own way?

We often think it is creativity or initiative . . . and maybe it is. But what if it's not. What if it is lighting our own fires because we think God is taking too long and we want answers.

Lord, show us today, are there things that we are forcing, demanding, or using our own initiative to get rather than wait and trust in you? Reveal that to us through your Holy Spirit. Help us to confess and stomp out our own torches that are actually causing us sorrow and grief. Help us to wait in the dark, take a deep breath, and wait for what You have in mind for our lives. Give us a bigger vision today Lord, than what we can see with our eyes.